Posts Tagged ‘minority hire’

Jun
2015
12

NYC Steamfitters Union Graduates 60% Minority Apprenticeship Class: “This program will change your life.”

NYC Steamfitters Union Graduates 60% Minority Apprenticeship Class:
  United Association Steamfitters Local 638 graduated twenty members of its rigorous five-year apprenticeship program on Thursday night.  Speakers at the ceremony celebrating the developing plumbers included Gary LaBarbera, President of Building & Construction Trades Council of NY; Patrick Dolan, President of Local 638 and Chairman and...
Oct
2014
28

Harrisburg Mayor Wants Tax Incentives Tied to Prevailing Wages, Minority and Female Contracting

Harrisburg Mayor Wants Tax Incentives Tied to Prevailing Wages, Minority and Female Contracting
  In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a public hearing about the possibility of offering property tax abatements to developers quickly became a call to ensure that construction jobs created by the move would pay prevailing wages and include female and minority contractors.  In order to spur job growth and promote the development of the city, Mayor...
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Sep
2014
29

Female, Minority Hiring Goals Being Eclipsed on Vikings New Stadium Thanks to Project Labor Agreement

Female, Minority Hiring Goals Being Eclipsed on Vikings New Stadium Thanks to Project Labor Agreement
  The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has released a progress report on the new Vikings stadium which shows that the goals set for the hiring of minorities and women are being exceeded.  The stadium is being built under the guidelines of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), perhaps the only established way of realizing hiring...
Aug
2014
27

Building Trades Stress Importance of Local Hire on Final Phases of Toledo Waterways Initiative

Building Trades Stress Importance of Local Hire on Final Phases of Toledo Waterways Initiative
  As the City of Toledo moves forward with a new sewer project, community and labor leaders are calling for the use of local labor to maximize the positive economic impact on the region. Known as the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI), the $520 million project is the result of a deal the city made with the [&hellip...